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3715 Macomb St. NW, Washington, DC 20016
Style: Authentic Neapolitan Pizza
CiaoDC Tip: They don’t take reservations, so plan to get there early!
Acqua Al Due
212 7th St SE, Washington D.C., DC 20003
CiaoDC Tip: The Assaggio di Primi sometimes comes with delicious surprises that aren’t on the menu.
1324 U St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
CiaoDC Tip: True to the name of the restaurant, the
crostini are to die for!
2014 P St., NW, Washington, DC 20036
CiaoDC Tip: Make a reservation early. The restaurant is small and always busy!
3251 Prospect St. NW, Washington, DC 20007
Style: Southern Italian
1250 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036
Style: Southern Italian homestyle
CiaoDC Tip: Check out the daily and monthly specials on the menu
3435 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20008
Style: Rustic Italian featuring the flavors of Venice and Southern
CiaoDC Tip: Check their website for special features including fixed price
menus Sunday through Thursday (3 courses for $27), free corkage Monday-Wednesday and 33% off wines over $50
on Sundays and Mondays.
1132 19th St. NW, Washington, DC 20035
Galileo III Ristorante Italiano
600 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005
Style: Authentic Italian
CiaoDC Tip: Roberto Donna’s third iteration brings back the laboratorio and features a pre and post theatre dinner menu.
1063 31st St. NW, Washington, DC 20007
Style: Southern Italian, Neapolitan Pizza
CiaoDC Tip: Antipasti with cheeses and meats are excellent.
Mezza Luna Restaurant
& Toscana Catering
1140 19th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
1790 Columbia Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20009
Style: Italian, pasta only
CiaoDC Tip: Don't bother asking for adjustments, everything
comes with cheese on it!
3282 M St., NW, Washington, DC 20007
2003 P St. NW, Washington, DC 20036
Style: Authentic Pizza
CiaoDC Tip: Don’t ignore the other menu options, antipasti and panini are definitely worth a try.
1515 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
Style: Mixture of “modern Italian” and classical dishes
CiaoDC Tip: Although it may sound daunting, the Bosina is unlike any appetizer you’ve ever eaten.
1430 H St. NW, Washington, DC 20004
Style: Rustic Italian
CiaoDC Tip: Not only is the restaurant great, they also have a bakery and wine store attached!
1666 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Style: Southern Italian CiaoDC Tip: Adding the buffalo mozzarella
to your pasta is definitely worth the extra $3
1909 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20006
Style: “in the spirit of Venice”
1112 F St. NW, Washington, DC 20004
Style: Contemporary northern Italian cuisine
CiaoDC Tip: A good
portion of waitstaff speaks Italian
601 2nd St. NE, Washington, DC 20002
Style: Fresh, seasonal, affordable Italian food
315 Madison St, Alexandria, VA 22314
CiaoDC Tip: Ask for the sommelier to advise you on wine if you’re unsure about your selection. He is extremely knowledgeable and just happens to be Italian.
722 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Style: Modern Italian with seasonal local ingredients.
1801 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201
CiaoDC Tip: The pasta with your choice of sauce definitely leaves enough for a second meal.
115 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Style: Northern Italian/ Tuscan
6361 Walker Lane, Alexandria 22310
(Btwn Franconia-Springfield Pkwy & Beluah St)
Style: Varied Italian Fare & Brick-oven Pizza
400 South Maple Ave., Falls Church, VA 22046
Style: Traditional Neapolitan Pizza
CiaoDC Tip: Try the suppli al telefono to start.
5104 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203
Style: Neapolitan Pizza and Friggitoria
CiaoDC Tip: The arancini are authentic and delicious.
4009 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax, VA 22030
Style: Modern Italian
Ciao DC Tip: Prix Fixe dinner is a great value.
517-519 Morse St NE, DC
Similar to the Italian store, this Italian grocery and deli has everything
from pasta to sauce, meats, cheeses, wines and more. They also have
a great selection of dolci (sweets) and a friendly staff to help
you find what you need.
1404 N. Capitol St., DC 20002
Supplying bread and biscotti to many of DC's finest Italian restaurants,
the Catania Bakery is open to retail customers on Saturdays from 6AM to
1PM and serves up some of the best croissants and pastries in the District. But
be sure to get there early because they often sell out before noon!
Available at the National Zoo & Vace Italian Deli in Cleveland
Pastry Chef Gianluigi Dellaccio
The Italian Store
3123 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22201
Featuring a variety of pizzas, Italian deli meats and sandwiches, along
with a large selection of Italian wines and cheeses, the Italian store
is the perfect place to pick up your next meal or the imported products
that will help you make your next meal fantastico.
Mangialardo & Sons Inc. Italian Deli
1317 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, DC 20003
This old-fashioned carryout sub shop and deli has been doing business
since the 1950s. Tony Mangialardo (owner) and his crew only accept
cash, but the 8-inch sub you get for less than $7 is worth it.
Vace Italian Deli
3315 Connecticut Ave NW, DC 20008
4705 Miller Ave. Bethesda, MD 20816
Boasting homemade fresh and frozen pasta, this family-run deli also
has a wide array of wines and Italian groceries. The DC location
is just a few blocks from the Cleveland Park Metro Station.
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